Birth Place and Provider

Research on the links between provider, place of birth, and health outcomes,  and tools to support collaboration.

Current projects include:

Where and How You Birth (WHY Birth)

(Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute)

The development and piloting of a patient decision aid for choice of model of maternity care and place of birth for Canadian patients.

The Access and Integration Maternity Care Mapping (AIMM) Study

(Transforming Birth Fund)

The AIMM Study, explores the relationships between access, integration, and density of midwives in the United States with key pregnancy, birth, and newborn outcomes. Findings are now informing policy initiatives and activities at the state and regional levels. Learn more here.

Birth Summit IV: Addressing our shared responsibility for equity, safety, and respect.

(Transforming Birth Fund, Professional Organizations, sponsors)

We will convene a multi-stakeholder group of leaders to develop a strategic implementation plan for emerging evidence, tools, and models of care that can eliminate inequities, and enhance quality of care across all communities. Learn more here.